Happy Canyon | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Happy Canyon

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4941 ft
Lat/Long 38.1569, -110.2916
38° 9.414' , -110° 17.496'
Runway 09/27 1385 ft x 50 ft
Rwy 9 Uphill 1.4%
Ownership SITLA (State School Lands)



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Description: Strongly suggest obtaining local knowledge prior to landing for the first time. Landing strip currently leased to Utah Back Country Pilots. UBCP requests no man-made artifacts (drill bits, tools, etc.) be removed. Emergency water and runway grading tools in shack.

Runways: RWY 9 is uphill 1.38% and has displaced threshold due to overgrown brush. East end 50 feet higher. Touch down point may be difficult to determine by the first time visitor. Threshold markers should be present.

Additional runway 18/36: 845 feet long x 50 feet wide, very soft dirt. Slightly uphill to the north.

Approach Considerations: Unfamiliar pilots should positively identify the touchdown zone as the runway appears to be longer than it is. Recommend land east, depart west.

Amenities: Parking areas are at east end and very soft.

Windsock: Wind sock west of miner's shack.

William Lipscomb
1 year ago in a Cub Type with 31" tires

Yeah... It's that nice here.

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Kyle Stone
1 year ago in a Cessna R172K Hawk XP with 8.5 tires

Did not land but dragged the strip a few times while evaluating the strip conditions. I've attempted this strip a few times but the conditions never seemed to align. The strip was a little rough even for my HD Trike (8.5 MLG, 6.0 HD NLG). Windsock looks to be torn off its frame. This is a tricky one for me but I look forward to the day I can land the strip safely.

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Donald Julius
2 years ago in a PA-14 Sportsman with 8.00 x 6 tires

Very scenic and beautiful landscape. My tires were just too small for how rough this strip is. There are large rocks protruding from the ground on the airstrip. I would suggest 850’s or larger to not beat up your airframe during your ground role. I plan to return and explore once I get larger tires.

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Roy Evans II
2 years ago in a PA11 with 800x6 tires

Runway could use some minor work (a few bumps here and there, just a few weeds...not too bad). Crosswind runway could use some major work. Will add to our spring airstrip cleanup schedule.

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Karen Larson
2 years ago in a Super Cub with 31” tires

Got the windsock back up!

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